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VISIT OUR HOME PAGE:  www.houlagansrest.com OR OUR FACEBOOK PAGE:  Houlagans Rest

 

DONATIONS TO HOULAGANS’ REST MAY NOW BE DONE ONLINE.  SIMPLY CLICK ON THIS LINK TO OUR HOME PAGE TO MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION:  http://www.houlagansrest.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adopting A Friend

To foster or adopt one of our dogs, use the following application.  We suggest you send us an application to be preapproved.  If preapproved, you may be able to take your dog home that day!
 
 
HOULAGANS' REST ADOPTION OR FOSTER APPLICATION
 
You must be 21 years or older to apply.
 
DOWNLOADABLE - FILL OUT USING WORD
Houlagans Rest Corporation - Adoption Application (DOC)

 Or

DOWNLOADABLE - FILL OUT MANUALLY
Houlagans Rest Corporation - Adoption Application (PDF)

INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN EACH.  OUR FAX MACHINE IS UNMANNED DURING WEEKENDS.

 

 

Who We Are

Many dogs have come through and found their special place and people, but many have not. It is the mission of Houlagans' Rest to be the rescue of last resort. We save and prepare for adoption dogs that have been rejected by others and are scheduled to be euthanized. This website is dedicated to help those dogs find their "forever homes".

 

 

METRO RICHMOND PET SAVERS

Metro Richmond Pet Savers (MRPS) is a coalition of local rescue groups, shelters and educational organizations that have teamed up to reduce euthanasia rates in our municipal shelters. Each month the coalition selects a government shelter as its partner and the participating groups transfer as many animals out of that shelter as they can reasonably accommodate. On the second Saturday of each month MRPS members gather in the parking lot of a designated PetSmart store and present massive Adopt-a-Thons. Over 150 dogs and cats are available for adoption at these events.

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

Come Visit Us

SEE OUR DOGS EVERY SUNDAY - NOON - 3 PM:

PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235

SEE OUR PUPPIES EVERY SUNDAY - NOON - 3 PM:

SOUTHERN STATES, 1200 ALVERSER DRIVE, MIDLOTHIAN, VA   23113 

HIKE A HOULAGAN (HaH): 

A new program for us, HaH (really, that's a fitting acronym I'm betting) will build confidence for dogs who need it to reconnect with folks. This isn't about strict obedience classes. It's about leash walking a rescue on a trail, maintaining control of the dog, gently correcting the dog (c'mon, you know they will be excited to trot, leap, gambol, sniff - it's like walking a furry game fish), praising the dog, and helping the pup move forward.

Ok. You're feeling a little adventurous, "Sign me up for that cruise!" Email Houlagans. (catahoulah@gmail.com).   We'll send you an application to volunteer (No, it's not a big deal!). You will need to sign a waiver (hiking can be dangerous). You will need to sign a statement that you have never been convicted of animal cruelty under any animal statute (Meanies beware and it's the law).   You will need hiking shoes (four footers can make two footers feel clumsy!). You will need a backpack to carry a snack, water and a little bowl for your hiking buddy (Oh! And your snack, water, etc).

Finally, you will need to guard your heart. There are hopeful, eager pups waiting for one-on-one time with a person. They lean in to gentle touches. They lock onto kind eyes. They romp around when a kindred romper offers fellowship. 

HaH! Let's take a hike!

Where: Powhatan State Park on dog approved trails.
When: Any given Saturday. We can be pretty flexible.
How: Email, apply, sign. Let's talk dogs to match you up with a Houlagan. Meet you at the park!
What: Shorter trails that won't hurt the pups - they aren't in trail shape. This should be a half day activity.
Who: You, dog, Houlagans' group leader. Groups will be small for the time being.

Check us out on facebook:  Hike a Houlagan
Email for an application to HAH - catahoulah@gmail.com

WoofTrax  http://www.wooftrax.com/

The Walk for a Dog program is a dog-powered fundraising tool for animal shelters and rescues.

Take your Walk for a Dog

Support your local animal organization simply by walking your dog! Use the app each time you grab for the leash. It’s healthy for you, your dog, and your favorite shelter or rescue.

Click “Get the App” at the top of the web page, install the free Android or iPhone app, and start taking your Walk for a Dog every day. You can change the shelter or rescue you are walking for in the setup tab of the app for iPhone users, or in the settings menu for Android users. Be sure to encourage your selected animal organization to get the word out! The more people walking for a shelter or rescue, the more we can donate.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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